Economy

What is inflation and why is it so high?
Inflation

What is inflation and why is it so high?

Inflation has hit a 40-year high. We ask an economist: What is inflation, how is it calculated, and what can the government do about it?

How Africa is becoming a continent of young entrepreneurs, scientists, creatives and activists
Life

How Africa is becoming a continent of young entrepreneurs, scientists, creatives and activists

The emerging Africa and its booming population results in a very different continent to the one of most Western imaginations

Government accused of ‘complacent disregard’ for taxpayers’ money over £5bn Covid loan fraud
Fraud

Government accused of ‘complacent disregard’ for taxpayers’ money over £5bn Covid loan fraud

An investigation by The Times reveals cash-packed suitcases have been seized by Border Force officials, on route to being smuggled out of the country.

What Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement means for you
Spring Budget

What Rishi Sunak’s Spring Statement means for you

We spoke to mortgage experts about how much you need to earn to buy a house
Housing crisis

We spoke to mortgage experts about how much you need to earn to buy a house

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The Bank of England says the cost of living crisis will last until 2023
cost of living crisis

The Bank of England says the cost of living crisis will last until 2023

‘It might even be fun’: Bank of England set to publish first book demystifying UK economy
UK economy

‘It might even be fun’: Bank of England set to publish first book demystifying UK economy

Freeports will not save Christmas. Sorry
Business

Freeports will not save Christmas. Sorry

If Boris Johnson wants to see higher wages his government should lead by example
Paddy Bettington

If Boris Johnson wants to see higher wages his government should lead by example

Pension triple lock: What is it and how does it affect me?
pensions

Pension triple lock: What is it and how does it affect me?

Our economy should benefit everyone. So where did it all go wrong?
JK Wright

Our economy should benefit everyone. So where did it all go wrong?

What would a global switch to cryptocurrency mean for vulnerable people?
Money

What would a global switch to cryptocurrency mean for vulnerable people?

Rishi Sunak says Brits should be ‘grateful’ for austerity as he all but confirms universal credit cut
Social Justice

Rishi Sunak says Brits should be ‘grateful’ for austerity as he all but confirms universal credit cut

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After Brexit and Covid, services will be just as vital as manufacturing
Opinion

After Brexit and Covid, services will be just as vital as manufacturing

England faces £1.7 billion hit from public sector pay freeze, TUC claims
Employment

England faces £1.7 billion hit from public sector pay freeze, TUC claims

John Bird: The answers lie in the ground beneath our feet
Opinion

John Bird: The answers lie in the ground beneath our feet

Household income has ground to a halt despite a rise in employment
Employment

Household income has ground to a halt despite a rise in employment

UK wages won’t double until 2099
Employment

UK wages won’t double until 2099

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